10, chu Maloti nang-1 ship pit pi ma (we) kbau shun ka-jau
lung ship pet
name Mftlati girl-ore t«n eight y<w cocae into comporad go-dsd
tang nam-tang-1 kliaumu. Tam-nai cham kham tuk-ka. Maloti han-
with water-pot-one in hand. toom-thM («.c then) wad evening fall-did. Milatl see-
jau; kaw pai-nai-sM man kan-pa, sM-ko kaw ma han man jau.
did; I go-unexpectedly-ing her twwrdf, tlKsagh I not see her did.
Man shati ku-kan-ta cham rang-hai-ka, shtng-ba man ba-ka kaw u
She young-woman fear-began-feel and «houfe-lotsd-did, as-if she pay-did I he
phl-l koi Khau Bhoni-ram tang kun ak ma, cham kaw khat-jau.
phri-liing kun kan
ghest-one did. They Dhanl-rJiia all peiwas outiide came, and me seize-did.
15. Khau ba-ka kaw tit chang ma-jau han sang shaii. An-nan lat-
They say-did I there and come-dld (to-)»« youngejc-sifter yoamg-woman. That say
kham Bhoni-ram lau-ka puhsh, tu-ba nwn Bang shau ai
word Dhanl-rim tell-dii (to-the-Jpolice, Bat his yonhger-sister young-woman shame hidt
ba khau kachari kaw pai-M lak mak^mo-mltng man cham Maloti
says in court I go-did (to-)sti8sl fruit-mango (of-)him and MSiatl
kaw han- jau an tun nu.
me see-did first tree on.
FREE TRANSLATION OF THE FOREGOING.
This case is false. I did not go to steal anything at his houpe. The facts are these,
I missed my cow which I had bought from Dhaniram a year ago. The cow, though
carefully kept by me, used to visit her former owner's house very often, and I had to go
and fetch her several times. On the day referred to by Dhaniram I went to his house
to see if my cow had gone there. That was after sunset. I walked through his bari
as usual to see whether my cow was straying there., (It so happened) that at that
time his sister Malati, a grown-up girl of 18 years, came to the bari with a water-pot
in her hand. It was then nearly dark. She "saw me unexpectedly going towards her
though I myself had not noticed her. She got frightened and screamed as if she
thought I was a ghost. The people of the house, including Dhaniram, came and seized
me, saying that I had come there to visit the girl. TJiat was the story Dhaniram told
to the police, but in the Court in order to hide ft$ shame of his rsiste? he givea out that
I was stealing his mangoes and that Malati saw me first on thatree.